Date: 8/29/19 11:00 am
From: Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Medical prescriptions for nature exposure



If anyone here has access to any associated statistics, I’d love to see survey results for area physicians in terms of how many local doctors do this, how often they do it and where they are sending people locally to “get their fix” of nature.








On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 12:06 PM -0400, "Larry Nooden" <ldnum...> wrote:










These prescriptions apply to birding, botanizing and just enjoying the peace/aesthetics (e.g., forest bathing).
Most of you already know this intuitively, but I think that it is nice to see it being recognized scientifically and being utilized in health treatments.

Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature | PBS NewsHourhttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-doctors-are-increasingly-prescribing-nature - As
rates of chronic disease among children have skyrocketed over the past
few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond
the clinic. ... Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oakland on the medical evidence that indicates escaping modern urban life ...UK doctors are prescribing nature to patients - CNN - CNN.comhttps://www.cnn.com › health › nature-prescriptions-shetland-intlOct 5, 2018 - Doctors in Scotland's Shetland Islands are now prescribing nature ... Now all 10 of the Shetland Islands' public
surgeries will now have a calendar and leaflet listing walks and
activities. ... can hand out to patients, according to an RSPB news release. .... Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.All Rights Reserved.A dose of nature: doctors prescribe a day in the park for anxietyhttps://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/dose-nature-doctors-prescribe-day-park-anxiety-n823421





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